If you’re into lucid dreaming, LionsRoar.com has an interesting article, What is dream yoga and how do I do it?
Zachary: I ran into one of my brother’s work buddies, he introduced me to Tai Chi. It saved me.
Longmire: How so?
Zachary: I like to put it like this ... I went to church a lot as a kid, and we were always taught to love our enemies. Tai Chi taught me something new — to love the enemy inside me, as well. So I don’t look at peace as the absence of conflict any more. I see it as the acceptance of conflict.
(From the tv series Longmire)
“If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you as a shadow clings to a form.”
~ from the Kung Fu tv series
QZ.com published information about a scientific study to capture images of your brain on LSD. Quotes from the article:
“Nutt’s study ... was the first to use brain imaging to show the effects of LSD ... it showed that the drug weakens the rhythm of alpha brainwaves, which are known to be stronger in humans than other animals, and are considered a signature of high-level consciousness.”
“The study also found that LSD causes brain activity to become less coordinated in regions that make up the brain’s ‘default mode network,’ which is responsible for maintaining a stable sense of self. The greater the drug’s effect on the brain, the more participants experienced ego-dissolution, where the self melds with world around you.”
From the accompanying video: “LSD can also make people lose their sense of self ... as the higher-level network disintegrates, and normally estranged parts of the brain begin to interact, people’s thoughts and the outside world start to feel like the same thing.”
“Today I will live in the moment ... unless it’s unpleasant, in which case I’ll eat a cookie.”
~ Cookie Monster
“To know love, be like the running brook, which deaf, yet sings its melody for others to hear. Feel the pain of too much tenderness. Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for yet another day of loving.”
~ Kung Fu
“Perfect wisdom is unplanned. Perfect living offers no guarantee to a peaceful death. Learn first, how to live. Learn second, how not to kill. Learn third, how to live with death. Learn fourth, how to die.”
~ Master Po, Kung Fu